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Dismissing a Patient from your Practice

When dismissing a patient from your practice, give that patient days to obtain another healthcare provider. If you will not provide your patient with at least two other names of local practitioners, refer them to the local medical society for a referral. The letter should include verbiage allowing the patient to [...]

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Dramatic Turnaround at PRI Continues with $108 Million Surplus Improvement and Net Income of $95 Million

ROSLYN, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Physicians’ Reciprocal Insurers (“PRI”), the third largest admitted medical malpractice insurer in New York State, announced its 2019 financial results showing that the dramatic financial turnaround that began in 2017 is continuing without interruption. The impressive performance in 2019—including a $108 million improvement to surplus and net income of [...]

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Patient Influence and Visceral Bias

Our patients are individuals with a variety of personalities, needs, circumstances and situations that may influence our interactions with them and therefore can impact the clinical decisions we make. The influence of affective sources of error on decision making has been widely underestimated. Visceral arousal may put us at risk for making [...]

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Addressing a Potential HIPAA Violation

In upstate New York, an insurance company is demanding computer access to all their panel providers. They are claiming that they are entitled to it as all of their subscribers have given permission. The problem is, is that they are demanding total access, which would include access to other patients that [...]

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Patient Records

Many times, state and federal agencies will ask for patient records. Many health care providers do not include consult reports, other medical records, including prior records, that are part of your patient chart. That is a major mistake. The authorities should know that you were quite aware of these other records [...]

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Defense Verdict in a Case of Dialysis Fistula Infection and Endocarditis

Our Claims and Legal team secured a defense verdict in Bronx County Supreme Court on behalf of a nephrologist, and a nephrology professional corporation in a case involving a 47-year old married male with end stage renal failure on hemodialysis. The plaintiff alleged that our defendant failed to properly attend to [...]

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EmPRO Alert Update on COVID-19

This information has been updated. Please visit the EmPRO COVID-19 Information and Resource Center for more up-to-date information.              

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WEBINAR Government Enforcement Actions – How to Respond and How to Prepare

John E. Morrone, Esq. Frier Levitt, LLC Wednesday, March 11, 2020 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST Join us Wednesday, March 11th for “Government Enforcement Actions - How to Respond and How to Prepare,” presented in partnership with Frier Levitt, LLC and Physicians’ Reciprocal Insurers (PRI). Healthcare is one of the [...]

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Conversing with Government Authorities and Insurance Companies

This week, I think it is important to state that if you get a phone call from a governmental authority or a insurance company, attempt to keep the conversation pleasant. Rants, raves and threats will never help you. This seems so obvious, but the government is not afraid of you. Neither [...]

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Employment Contract Review

When I talk with senior residents about their employment contracts, their number one concern is invariably, what they are getting paid. There are many parts to an employment contract. What kind of malpractice insurance, if any is being provided? Does it cover me for my patients I saw if they sue [...]

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Recent News From EmPRO

Dramatic Turnaround at PRI Continues with $108 Million Surplus Improvement and Net Income of $95 Million

ROSLYN, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Physicians’ Reciprocal Insurers (“PRI”), the third largest admitted medical [...]

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Patient Influence and Visceral Bias

Our patients are individuals with a variety of personalities, needs, circumstances and [...]

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EmPRO Alert Update on COVID-19

This information has been updated. Please visit the EmPRO COVID-19 Information [...]

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